Chun-Xiao Liu majored in physics as an undergraduate at the Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2012). He received a PhD in condensed matter theory from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA (2018). During his PhD years, Chun-Xiao studied Majorana physics, topological superconductivity, and mesoscopic transport under the supervision of Dr. Jay D. Sau and Prof. Sankar Das Sarma. As a highlight during that period, he found that in semiconductor-superconductor hybrid nanowires, smooth inhomogeneity can induce low-energy non-topological Andreev bound states, which mimic the transport behaviors of topological Majorana bound states in many aspects.
He moved to TU Delft in 2019 and started as a postdoc in the Wimmer Group. Chun-Xiao started to investigate the topological materials and devices at a more microscopic level. In one of his recent works, he performed a microscopic device simulation to study the electronic properties of realistic semiconductor-superconductor-ferromagnetic insulator hybrid nanowires and figured out the possible physical mechanisms for achieving topological superconductivity in these systems.
In his spare time, Chun-Xiao likes traveling and playing football.